Naked Science: Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge

1st Edition

Laura Nader

Routledge
Published April 30, 1996
Reference - 336 Pages
ISBN 9780415914659 - CAT# RT1383

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Summary

Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.

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